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Visit Greenland: Sculpture and Ice Package

5 days
4 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

Per Person in USD:

$ 2,635.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,975.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Jun 20, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 every Tuesday
Jul 29, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 every Saturday

Hotels:

Hotel Narsarsuaq
Hotel Qaqortoq

Included:

  • Return flights from Keflavik incl. all taxes
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation with private facilities and breakfast
  • Arctic Adventure Destination Guides
  • Guided Tour of Narsarsuaq
  • Qaqortoq guided city walk
  • Welcome and farewell meeting with your guide
  • 2 dinners

Itinerary:

When planning to visit Greenland consider its Southern area.

It offers amazing Arctic experiences: from iceberg-filled fjords to moving glaciers, Viking history and ruins, archeological remains from the Inuit and Viking settlers.

Narsarsuaq is a gateway to South Greenland.

Its name means ‘great plain’ in Greenlandic. Today it is a home to a small international airport. Formerly a US airbase it is now a small town making its living in Greenland tourism industry and working primarily at the hotel and the airport. The area offers exciting experiences from iceberg cruises to easy walks in a nearby valley or a full-day hike to the Inland Ice Cap. The area around Narsarsuaq is also a Viking Country with numerous ancient remains from first European settlers to the American continent.

Qaqortoq is the largest center in South Greenland.

Its population is approx. 3200 inhabitants. The settlers inhabited area around Qaqortoq since prehistoric times, but the present-day town was founded in 1774. Qaqortoq is a thriving cultural center, made famous by the local artist Aka Hoegh. In the 1990s she started the Stone & Man project and transformed Qaqortoq into an open-air art gallery with the help of 18 artists from all over Scandinavia. The artists carved 24 sculptures into the rocks and boulders around the town. Since that time over 40 sculptures were added to the Stone & Man project. Other places of interest include the original blacksmith’s shop, built in 1804 and turned into a museum. Qaqortoq offers a choice of daily activities and visits such as the Viking ruins, Hvalsey Church ruin, mentioned in the Icelandic Sagas. The natural wonders include the hot springs of Unartoq, amazing icebergs and glaciers found nearby.

 

Day 1  : Narsarsuaq

In the evening take the Air Iceland flight from Keflavik International Airport to Narsarsuaq. Your guide will meet you in Narsarsuaq and assist you to the hotel. After check-in dinner in the hotel restaurant. Overnight in Narsarsuaq (D)

Day 2  : Qaqortoq

Breakfast at the hotel. Today starts with a guided walk around Narsarsuaq before transferring to the pier and then by boat through Erik's Fjord to Qaqortoq. The guide will meet you in Qaqortoqat and transfer you to the hotel. After check-in, there will be a short information meeting during which the guide team will tell you more about available excursions and activities followed by a walk around town. Overnight in  Qaqortoq (B)

Day 3  : Qaqortoq

Breakfast at the hotel. A day at leisure in Qaqortoq for optional excursions. Qaqortoq has an ideal location for exploring everything Greenland has to offer. 18 artists from all over Scandinavia led by a local artist Aka Høgh transformed Qaqortoq into a thriving art scene by starting the Stone & Man project in the 1990s. Today there are over 40 sculptures in the town, all part of the Stone & Man exhibit. Overnight in  Qaqortoq (B)

Day 4  : Qaqortoq

A day at leisure in Qaqortoq for optional excursions. Overnight in Qaqortoq (B)

Day 5  : Return to Keflavik International Airport

Breakfast at the hotel followed by an amazing experience of flying at low altitude over the unforgettable Arctic landscape. What a great way to end your Greenland visit before flying back from Narsarsuaq to Keflavik International Airport. Depending on the weather - you might have some time to take a short excursion to the remains of Eric the Red's Farm or Qoroq Glacier. Please check with your guide if this is possible. (B)

Notes:

Tour Code: JJU5KEF